Cracked Gesso

Our decorative artists are experienced in the wonderfully organic and versatile medium of cracked gesso.

What is gesso?

Traditional gesso is a mixture of an animal glue binder (usually rabbit-skin glue), chalk, and white pigment which has been used for hundreds of years as an effective primer coat substrate for painting. Gesso is also used as a base on three-dimensional surfaces prior to gilding or painting.

We use the same age-old recipe, minus the pigment, for all of our textures and artworks.

Where can Cracked Gesso Textures be used?

Gesso can be exquisitely applied to individual items of furniture, decorative art pieces and as custom fitted large-scale decorative wall panelling.

Many other striking artistic finishes such as paint effects, gilding and patination can be incorporated into a cracked gesso surface design with endless, exquisite combinations allowing you to choose the perfect, bespoke finish for your taste and setting.

Serenity Afèith Cracked Gesso Medium
23.5kt Afèith Cracked Gesso Maxi
Aféith in Frosted Bronze
Chequered Moon
Fine Veld Gold
Crackled White Veld